Markthal
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
The Markthal (English: Market Hall) is a residential and office building with a market hall, located in Rotterdam. The building was opened on October 1, 2014, by Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. Besides the large market hall, the complex houses 228 apartments, 4600 m2 retail space, 1600 m2 horeca and an underground 4-storey parking garage with a capacity of 1200+ cars. The Markthal was designed by architectural firm MVRDV. The grey nature stone building has an archwise structure like a horseshoe. The building has a glass facade on both sides, these are made up of smaller glass windows. The smaller windows are mostly squared and around 1485 millimeters wide. All of these are hung around a structure of steel cables, 34 metres high and 42 metres wide, which makes it the largest glass-window cable structure in Europe. Each facade has 26 vertical and 22 horizontal cables. The inside of the building is an 11.000 m2 artwork by Arno & Iris Coenen, named Hoorn des Overvloeds (Horn of Plenty).
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Address
Neighbourhood: Stadsdriehoek
How to get there
  • Blaak • 2 min walk
  • Beurs • 6 min walk
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  • Tin_Manila
    Manila, Philippines380 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic structure that's worth a visit for touristy and practical stuff
    Visited this place several times since our hotel was located near this. Love that it's just beside the Rotterdam Blaak station. We ate here, shopped at AH, took pictures inside and out. The square infront of it could really get crowded and messy during market days. The Markthal has a lot of food options but best to look for one with seating area. Or you can take away food and just eat outside in the square or park beside it.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 July 2023
  • batamil
    Kiryat Gat, Israel118 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice to visit
    Nice place to hang out, especially on a rainy day. I recommend going in and eating something, otherwise it's hard to walk around hungry and enjoy yourself. We ate from the Duckburger stand which is highly recommended. There is also a beef/chicken and vegetarian burger, which the vegetarian testified was excellent. From there it was easy to get around and occasionally stop for small tastings at interesting stalls.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 July 2023
  • conscienciouseater
    Asia, Peru1,842 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Eat at the stalls
    Interesting mall. For eating, the stalls in the middle provide interesting options; unfortunately, there’s virtually no seating. The restaurants on the side (eg. Sàigòn Càphê, Takumi, Japanese Curry House, etc) serve at the tables) and provide friendly service; unfortunately the quality is mediocre and prices are high for what they offer.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 August 2023
  • alyaqooot
    Kuwait City, Kuwait333 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    سوق markthal جيد
    يعد سوق المواد الغذائية Markthal في روتردام سوقًا مثيرًا للاهتمام يستحق الزيارة إذا كنت في روتردام. هي مجموعة من المطاعم وتجار المواد الغذائية بجميع أنواعها. The markthal food market in Rotterdam is an interesting market worth visiting if you are in Rotterdam. It is a group of restaurants and food retailers of all kinds
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Lindyla
    London, United Kingdom128 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    The first thing that grabs you is how beautiful the building is. It is full of different stalls mostly selling food, cakes, coffee, and spices. It is definitely worth a visit if you have a sweet tooth try Madam Coco's lots of different flavoured coconut macaroons
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 September 2023
  • Brian P
    Split, Croatia8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Markthal, market hall, but make sure to go on Tuesday for the real Market outside too!
    Gorgeous in the sense of the architecture and the decor. Somewhat like you see in many of these foodhalls in the sense on what is on offer. We had a happy stroll around, its busy and buzzy. The real interesting bit is the melting pot of cultures outside on a Tuesday when the market is on. That was so worth spending an hour seeing the people haggle and laughing.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 September 2023
  • karenpammy2016
    San Francisco, California1,190 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such an interesting ceiling!
    After or before you visit the Cube House Museum, it is just a rather short walk over to Markthal. It is a very unique building that is like an upside down u-shape with brightly colored murals overhead of different types of colorful fruits and vegetables as well as food items that surround you while walking around this building to visit the different types of food merchants and restaurants. Quite an assortment of various eateries to choose from and many have an outdoor seating also. Definitely worth a stop over when you are visiting Rotterdam.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 November 2023
  • Around the World in 80 Stays
    London, United Kingdom115 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An abundence of great food outlets
    This is such a cool looking building from the outside, which is stuffed to the gills with food outlets on the inside. We decided on the ‘Saigon Caphe’ restaurant, mainly because you could eat in and there was plenty of space. There seemed to be few attentive waiters and so we opted to place our orders online instead. I went for the lunch special for €14.90 consisting of a (No.10) Lemongrass Chicken Curry with Rice (the best dish by far!) for my main dish and (No.22) Chicken Spring Rolls as a side. My wife had the (No.105) Grilled Chicken Salad Roll as a starter and the (No.124) Vietnamese Chicken Salad as her main dish. The total bill with drinks came to €38.60, which seemed reasonable. Although the food wasn’t particularly exciting it wasn’t too bad either in an otherwise bland uninspiring but relatively quiet environment compared to the hustle and bustle of the food court itself. For a full visual review of our trip to ‘Rotterdam’, please click on the 'Around the World in 80 Stays' icon and follow the YouTube link to see a glossy film of the whole experience plus many other films. And don’t forget to subscribe to our channel for lots of interesting films, constant updates, and even more hot travel tips!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 November 2023
  • Hendrik_NL
    Vlaardingen, The Netherlands7,806 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The number one attraction in Rotterdam
    I can only advise to come to Rotterdam to visit the Markthal, because seeing for yourself you can appreciate the architectural masterpiece inside and outside. Close to metro station and train station Blaak, but also having a gigantic three level car park in the basement, of course parking is for a hourly fee. Inside are an untold number of food stalls, shops and restaurants. The Markthal was opened in 2014, but is already the number one attraction in Rotterdam
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 December 2023
  • Kashia D
    United States141 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lunch at Markthal
    As a chef I enjoy going to the market, this is one of my favorite because of the architecture, and the variety of international shops inside to get all the spices and taste the different cuisines from around the world. It’s very unique and there is lots to see and do around the market. Next time you’re in Rotterdam check it out, you won’t be disappointed.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 January 2024
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viviensly
London, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
this please did not let down the strong sense of Architect.

amazing fishes and seafoods (that little taste of Holland)

otherwise, that place is filled with Indian, Moroccan, Chinese, Spanish and all world cuisine for all taste buds.

there is a supermarket, pharmacy and toilets down 1 stair.
Written 17 June 2024
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Alshepuk
Hadleigh, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We spent a wet afternoon walking round here. Some really nice food stands.
After returning in the evening we managed to bag a table in the Korean chicken place.
Please note that the interior food places close earlier than the places on the perimeter.
Written 11 June 2024
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Dr_Iris_B
Ramat Gan, Israel
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
This very impressive building hosts a very nice food market. Most of it is very touristic but still one can enjoy a tasty bite ( I loved the seafood with rooftop seating).
Written 6 June 2024
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KathyHo
London, UK
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The building is really cool! It's both a market and a place where people live, which is pretty neat. They do a good job of taking care of the paintings of fruits and vegetables. It's a famous spot, so it's worth checking out. The market can be a bit expensive because lots of tourists go there, but that's expected. The food is okay with fair quality, so I still suggest going there. I also planned to visit the cube house and the "pencil house" nearby on the same day.
Written 9 May 2024
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Lupitablanca
New Mexico
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Great selection of local foods plus a comprehensive Asian Market. Of particular interest for us was gourmet peanut butter vendor De Pindakaaswinkel.
Written 26 April 2024
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Nicole S
Tempe, AZ
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
For anyone visiting Rotterdam with a group of indecisive eaters, Markthal is a lifesaver! This incredible market hall offers a mind-boggling variety of cuisines under one roof, from fresh produce and seafood to international delicacies.

The best part? It's super convenient! Located right next to a train station, Markthal is a dream come true for hungry travelers. I only had a glimpse during my visit, but the sheer diversity left me wanting to explore more. Can't wait to return to Rotterdam and spend a proper afternoon indulging at Markthal!
Written 14 April 2024
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
It's crowded inside and the prices are not affordable. I don't know if it's worth it, you can take a nice tour of the building.. geçerken bi tur atabilirsiniz çok da görülmesi gereken bir bina yer değil :)
Written 12 April 2024
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AT
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Very nice experience checking out the food options available inside the market hall. I got myself a stroopwafel, as I already had eaten before. Super cool architecture in and around area.
Written 11 April 2024
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
So many different and interesting food stands. We had corn dogs which were ok but wish we tried something more exotic. Worth a try.
Written 6 April 2024
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Deepak Mehra
Birmingham, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
It was a nice place to come with ur family. We went on cruice and visited this place on recommendation and should say that our kids also enjoyed .
Written 4 April 2024
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